Lorie Kruse, the longtime girlfriend of David Harrington, a Kansas City man found dead earlier this month, is refuting allegations that her partner was a drug addict.
Harrington, along with two other men, Clayton McGeeney and Ricky Johnson, were discovered deceased outside the north Kansas City rental home of their friend Jordan Willis.
The deaths occurred two days after they had gathered to watch a Chiefs game. Despite police stating there’s no suspicion of foul play, online speculation suggested drugs might have played a role.
“David wasn’t a drug addict like they’re talking about,” Kruse said on “CUOMO.” “He was a good guy. Very good guy.” The Kansas City Police Department is awaiting a medical examiner’s report to determine the cause of death. Willis’ attorney, John Picerno, insists his client did nothing wrong.
Kruse believes Harrington was murdered, finding it nonsensical for three men to be found dead with Willis asleep for 48 hours. Jennifer Marquez, Harrington’s mother, also spoke out, urging Willis to reveal the truth about that night. Family members and a fifth man involved in the gathering tried contacting the men during the two days they were missing, but their efforts were in vain.
The fifth man‘s attorney, Andrew Talge, reported his client left Willis’ house around midnight on January 7, with everyone alive and watching TV. He later received texts from McGeeney’s fiancé and Johnson’s mother on January 9, inquiring about their whereabouts. Attempts to contact Willis and Johnson yielded no response.
Picerno stated that phone records show Willis didn’t send any texts during the two-day span, suggesting he hadn’t checked his phone. With conflicting stories and limited official details, Kruse expressed frustration over rampant misinformation, particularly on social media platforms like TikTok.
The deaths have devastated three families, and Kruse wants the world to remember Harrington as a loving father. “We have six children that don’t have a dad, we have families, we have friends, and we’re all hurting,” Kruse said. “David was a good guy. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
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